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A fireball at night, brighter than a full moon

15.11.2022 at 06.20 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The images from Nyrölä's allsky camera show a bright flash, but unfortunately the sky was overcast.

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

12.11.2022 at 19.06 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

There are many observations about this. Nyrölä's camera on the alert again. EDIT: direction added EDIT2: Added video and corrected duration to 5.6 s

Images: 2 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

31.10.2022 at 01.23 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

This bright fireball was visible in Nyrölä's allsky camera. Unfortunately, it did not fit into the field of view of the meteor cameras, so the flight time is unknown.

Orionidit

30.10.2022 at 22.07 - 06.03 - Jyväskylä (II)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

From last night (30-31 October 2022) 17 Orionids. Activity has dropped to the level of 2.1 pc/h. The time between the first and last observed Orionid, given as observation time.

Images: 3 pcs

Telescopic comet ATLAS

30.10.2022 at 19.49 - 19.54 - Hankasalmi, Murtoinen (I)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The perihelion of this comet found in June 2022 was 29.10. The comet is best time between Mars and Jupiter and it doesn't get any brighter. A rather modest affair.

Images: 2 pcs

Telescopic comet ZTF

30.10.2022 at 19.41 - 19.47 - Hankasalmi, Murtoinen (II)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

I observed this comet for the first time in January 2022, and then the brightness was 14 mag. Now at the end of October we are at a level of 11.3 mag. The comet's perihelion will be in April 2023 and the brightness will increase to the level of 9-10 mag. Light curve: COBS. SI

Images: 2 pcs

Telescopic comet ZTF

30.10.2022 at 19.33 - 19.38 - Hankasalmi, Murtoinen (II)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Hankasalmi observatory's technical problems have been resolved and the observation season has begun. Comet sightings as usual, and here is the first of them C/2022 E3 (ZTF). This comet found in March 2022 is clearly the most interesting case of the fall. Periheli is in January and if the predictions are correct, then in the beginning of 2023 this may brighten to the mag 5 level.

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

30.10.2022 at 05.27 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

There was already some previous observation about this. Nyrölä's camera FI0003 recorded the flight, 2.4 s, at its brightest -0.8 mag.

Orionidit

30.10.2022 at 00.42 - 05.45 - Jyväskylä (I)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Orions are still falling, 29-30.10. in the night between, detection produced 18 orionids, activity 3 pc/h. 13 southern taurids (STA) also caught Haavi. The times of the first and last Orionid observed during the observation. The actual observation time is one hour longer due to the transition to standard time (21:42UT - 3:45UT).

Images: 3 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

29.10.2022 at 23.31 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Nyrölä's FI0003 camera caught this too.

Orionidit

24.10.2022 at 22.46 - 07.06 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Cloudy in the early evening, but clear at the end of the night. The Meteor Camera (FI0001) found 66 Orionids. Activity 7.9 pcs/h. Includes activity determination of four clear or partially clear nights from one camera. In the picture, the date is the date of the evening, e.g. 24.10.2022 means the night of 24-25.10.2022.

Images: 4 pcs

Orionidit

23.10.2022 at 23.06 - 06.41 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

A completely starry night colored by the northern lights. The meteor camera FI0001 caught 83 orionids and taking into account the observation time, the activity was 10.9 pcs/h.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 5 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

23.10.2022 at 22.38 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Vahdi had a few observations about this. Recorded in Nyrölä meteor camera FI0001.

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

23.10.2022 at 21.39 - Hankasalmi, Murtoinen (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The fireball was recorded in Hankasalmi's halo camera image.

Several halo forms

23.10.2022 at 13.40 - 15.20 - Hankasalmi, Murtoinen (II)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

In the afternoon, a two-hour halo play. A hint of a 46-degree tire was revealed from the stack of halo camera images.

Images: 2 pcs

Orionidit

20.10.2022 at 03.13 - 06.23 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

Last night was cloudy until the morning, but when the weather cleared, the meteor camera identified 24 Orionids. Taking into account the observation times, the camera recorded 7.6 pcs/h on the night between 19-20.10, compared to 18-19.10 the previous night. on the night between, there were 3.8 orioneds identified per hour

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 1 pcs

Orionidit

18.10.2022 at 23.22 - 06.47 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The meteor camera (FI0001) directed towards the west of Nyrölä detected 28 Orionids during the night. The camera pointing south identified 23 and the one facing east 17.

Images: 3 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

11.10.2022 at 23.58 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The bright fireball was captured by Nyrölä's meteor camera. You can see well through the clouds.

Images: 2 pcs

A fireball at night, as bright as a crescent moon

23.9.2022 at 01.02 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The bright fireball was recorded in the image of the Nyrölä observatory's meteor camera. I'll dig up the details later. edit: Added allsky image of Nyrölä and shots from two meteor cameras.

Images: 6 pcs

A fireball at night, brighter than the venus

12.9.2022 at 21.42 - Jyväskylä (III)
Harri Kiiskinen, Jyväskylän Sirius

The bright fireball was recorded in the image of the Nyrölä meteor camera. The flight time determined from the picture is 11 s, but in reality it is greater than this, because the initial flight was not recorded on video. About halfway through, the meteor split into two parts, one of which faded quickly.

Images: 3 pcs • Comments: 2 pcs

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